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Sepulchral Monuments In Great Britain Applied To Illustrate The History Of Families, Manners, Habits, And Arts, At The Different Periods From The Norman Conquest To The Seventeenth Century. With Introductory Observations. Part I. Containg The Four First Centuries. (Part II. Containing The Fifteenth Century.)

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2602

Imprint

London,: Printed By J. Nichols, For The Author; And Sold By T. Payne And Son., MDCCLXXXVI. (-MDCCXCVI.)

Physical Description

2 vols.: illus.;480 mm. (Folio).

General Note

Vol. I: [2], 14, [ii], cciv, [2], 223, [1] p., [82] leaves carrying [83] pl. The 83 pl. consist of 9 unnumbered pl. accompanying the Introduction and 74 irregularly numbered pl. accompanying the main text (numbered as 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10/11, 12, 8, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 17, 20, 21, 22, 22, 23, 23, 24/24[two coppers], 25-28, 30-34, 35, 35, 36, [1], 37-42, 44, 45, 45, 45, 46-51, 52, 52, 54, 54, 55, 57, 58, 53, 59-65.) - Vol. II: [2], xiv, [2], 386, [1-]5,[3], 7-17, [1] p., 143 leaves (2 fold.) carrying 146 pl. The 146 pl. are irregularly numbered as 1-6, 6-9, 11, 9, 10-18, 18-23, 23-26, 26, 26-29, 29, 29-36, 36/36 [2 coppers], 36/36 [2 coppers], 37, 37-47, 47, 49, 48, 49-54, 56, 57/79 [2 coppers], 59-62, 64-66, 68-74, 76-78, 80-82, 82, 84-87, 89, 90, 88, 91-93, 93-102, 102-108, 75, 109-114, 116-131.

Contents

Vol. I: [T.-p.] - List Of Plates - Contents Of The Introduction - Introduction (with pl.) - Appendix - Table (by century) - [Text (with pl.), on monuments of 11th-14th centuries] - Errata. - Vol. II: [T.-p.] - Table. XVth century - List Of Plates - [Text (with pl.), on monuments of 15th century] - [Appendices].

Responsibility Note

Edited by Richard Gough. Some plates are unsigned; most are signed by J. Basire as draughtsman and engraver; others are signed by draughtsmen T.B. Senn, 'JL', M. Tyson, C. Frederick, J. Carter, 'R.G', Kerrich, Pounc(e)y or D. King, or (in Vol. II only) by Schnebbelie, J. Johnson, J.H. Grimm, I. Halfpenny, G. Vertue, Sympson, T.R. Underwood, Kerrick, Fisher, Longmate, Carpenter, Coles, and by engravers T. Cook, Fras. Cary, J. Carter, or (in Vol. II only) Caroline Basire now Langdon, I. Halfpenny, Schnebbelie or Longmate. Some plates signed as drawn and engraved by Basire were drawn by William Blake (see G. Bentley, Blake books (1977), no. 461). The imprint on the title page of Volume II adds the name of the bookseller, G.G. and J. Robinson (that is the three partners, George, George and John Robinson).

References

RIBA, Early printed books, 2 (1995), 1257. R. Sweet, Antiquaries (2004). On the Gothic Revival see G. Worsley, 'The origins of the Gothic Revival: a reappraisal', in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 6th ser. 3 (1993), p. 105-50; M. McCarthy, Origins of the Gothic Revival (1987); K. Clark, The Gothic Revival (1962).
ESTC, T74411

Summary Note

Some plates are dated (in Vol. I, 1653, 1734, 1783, 1784; in Vol. II, 1782, 1787, 1789, 1793, 1795).

Provenance

Council resolved to purchase Volume I in 1789 (RA Council Minutes II, 71, 19 March 1789); and Volume II in 1811 (RA Council Minutes, IV, 317, 21 December 21. Payment for vol. I is recorded in RA Cashbook 1769-1795: 'Monuments in Britain £6: 6s.'; volume II was produced in Council on 22 January 1812 (RA Council Minutes, IV, 325); it also had been purchased for 6 guineas.

Binding Note

18th-century diced calf, with gilt border incorporating Gothic motifs on upper and lower covers; rebacked in 20th century, spine lettered, 'Gough's Sepulchral Monuments - Vol. I. (II.) R.A.'

Subject

Sepulchral monuments, British - Sculpture, British - Genealogy - Social life and customs - Christian antiquities - Great Britain - History - Romanesque - Gothic
Art history - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century

Contributors

Richard Gough, editor
John Nichols, printer
Thomas Payne, bookseller
James Basire the elder, draughtsman, engraver
Benjamin Thomas Pouncy, draughtsman
George Robinson, bookseller
John Robinson, bookseller
John Carter, draughtsman, engraver
Thomas Kerrich, draughtsman
Mrs. Caroline Langdon, engraver
George Vertue, draughtsman
Barak Longmate the younger, draughtsman, engraver
T. B. Senn, draughtsman
Michael Tyson, draughtsman
Sir Charles Frederick, draughtsman
Thomas Cook, engraver
Francis Cary, engraver
Joseph Halfpenny, draughtsman, engraver
Jacob Christopher Schnebbelie, draughtsman, engraver
Samuel Hieronymous Grimm, draughtsman
George Robinson, bookseller
William Blake, draughtsman, engraver
T. Payne and Son (London), printer